February 28, 2013

No criminal investigation of Missouri substitute who brought Taser to school

ST. LOUIS | A substitute teacher who brought a stun gun to a suburban St. Louis grade school classroom will not face criminal investigation.

The incident happened Wednesday at Kehrs Mill Elementary School in the St. Louis County town of Chesterfield. Principal Christina Garland wrote to parents that a substitute teacher brought a Taser into a fifth-grade class.

School officials immediately removed the substitute teacher once they learned of the Taser and replaced her with another substitute. No one was hurt.

Garland said in the letter that the district is conducting an investigation. That's apparently where the case will end because police are not pursuing the matter.

Chesterfield Capt. Steven Lewis says the woman carried the Taser for personal protection and admitted to poor judgment in bringing it into a classroom.

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